Black Quill Award Winner, Best Dark Genre Collection (2010)
A young bride and her future mother—in—law risk everything to escape it. A repentant father summons help from a pot of tar to ensure it. A starving woman learns from howling winds and a whispering host, just how fulfilling it can finally be.
Can it be love?
David Nickle is the award—winning author of the novels Volk: A Novel of Radiant Abomination, The 'Geisters, Rasputin's Bastards and Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, and co—author of The Claus Effect, with Karl Schroeder. His stories are collected in Knife Fight and Other Struggles, and Monstrous Affections. He is co—editor of the anthologies Licence Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond and New Canadian Noir. He lives in Toronto, Canada, where he works as a journalist covering municipal politics.